28 Aug 17

Boosting the use of Arbitration in the Caribbean

Kingston, Jamaica, • English

The ICC Court of Arbitration is hosting a conference in Kingston, Jamaica aimed to discuss the New Jamaica Arbitration Act, 2017. It will feature members of the ICC Court and its Secretariat who will explain the amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration, as well as other ICC policies to foster transparency in international arbitration proceedings.


The ICC Conference in Jamaica “Boosting the use of Arbitration in the Caribbean” will feature discussions on the New Jamaica Arbitration Act, 2017, based on the UNCITRAL Model Law, which will foster the use of arbitration as a method of resolving disputes in the country and the Caribbean region.

High level representatives of the ICC Court and its Secretariat will explain the new steps taken by the ICC International Court of Arbitration to ensure greater transparency and boost the efficiency of arbitral procedures conducted under the ICC Arbitration Rules.

Furthermore, renowned arbitration practitioners will examine diverse topics related to judicial support in international arbitrations. They will provide fundamental perspectives on international arbitral awards, in addition to some insight on capacity building for the region.

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, in-house counsel, arbitrators and other dispute resolution services practitioners, academics, business and public sectors, civil society, and professionals involved and/or interested in obtaining further knowledge about keeping up to date with domestic and international arbitration in the Americas and in the Caribbean.


09:00-09:15Welcoming Remarks
09:15-10:30Roundtable on “New Arbitration Law in Jamaica
10:30-10:45Q & A Session
10:45-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-12:30Panel on “New ICC Rules and Policies to enhance ICC Arbitration”
12:30-12:45Q & A Session
12:45-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:15Roundtable on “Judicial Support in International Arbitrations”
15:15-15:30Q & A Session
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:15Panel on “International Arbitral Awards: A Fundamental Perspective”
17:15-17:30Q & A Session
17:30-18:00Thoughts of the day and closing remarks
18:00Cocktail Reception


Patterson CheltenhamCharlton Chambers
Katherine González ArrochaDirector for the Americas of the ICC Court of Arbitration
Shan M. GreerChair of the CIArb, Caribbean Branch; Floissac Flemming & Associates
Calvin HamiltonIndependent Arbitrator; Hamilton Abogados
Dyalá JiménezDJ Arbitraje
Christopher MalcomSecretary General of the Jamaica International Arbitration Center
Natalie L. ReidDebevoise & Plimpton LLP
Datuk Professor Sundra RajooDirector of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

Logistical notes


Spanish Court Hotel

1 St Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica.


Early Bird Rate until 14 July 2017: 200.00 US Dollar/ 25,000 Jamaican Dollar

ICC/ CIArb / JAIAC / JCC / KLRCA Members: 250.00 US Dollar/ 32,000 Jamaican Dollar

Non Members: 300.00 US Dollar/ 38,000 Jamaican Dollar

For more information, contact

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 203 9152
  • Project Officer